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Generating summary documents for a variable-quality PDF document collection (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Hughes, J., Brailsford, D. F., Bagley, S. R., & Adams, C. E. (2014). Generating summary documents for a variable-quality PDF document collection

The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group’s Register of studies details all aspects of the effects of treating people with schizophrenia. It has been gathered over the last 20 years and consists of around 20,000 documents, overwhelmingly in PDF. Document coll... Read More

Revisiting a summer vacation: digital restoration and typesetter forensics (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Bagley, S. R., Brailsford, D. F., & Kernighan, B. W. (2013). Revisiting a summer vacation: digital restoration and typesetter forensics

In 1979 the Computing Science Research Center (‘Center 127’) at Bell Laboratories bought a Linotron 202 typesetter from the Mergenthaler company. This was a ‘third generation’ digital machine that used a CRT to image characters onto photographic pape... Read More

No need to justify your choice: pre-compiling line breaks to improve eBook readability (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Pinkney, A. J., Bagley, S. R., & Brailsford, D. F. (2013). No need to justify your choice: pre-compiling line breaks to improve eBook readability

Implementations of eBooks have existed in one form or another for at least the past 20 years, but it is only in the past 5 years that dedicated eBook hardware has become a mass-market item. New screen technologies, such as e-paper, provide a readi... Read More

Encapsulating and Manipulating Component Object Graphics (COGs) using SVG (2005)
Conference Proceeding
Macdonald, A. J., Brailsford, D. F., & Bagley, S. R. (2005). Encapsulating and Manipulating Component Object Graphics (COGs) using SVG. In P. R. King (Ed.),

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) has an imaging model similar to that of PostScript and PDF but the XML basis of SVG allows it to participate fully, via namespaces, in generalised XML documents.There is increasing interest in using SVG as a Page Descri... Read More

Creating reusable well-structured pdf as a sequence of component object graphic (cog) elements (2003)
Conference Proceeding
Bagley, S. R., Brailsford, D. F., & Hardy, M. R. B. (2003). Creating reusable well-structured pdf as a sequence of component object graphic (cog) elements. In C. Roisin, C. Vanoirbeek, & E. Munson (Eds.),

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a page-oriented, graphically rich format based on PostScript semantics and it is also the format interpreted by the Adobe Acrobat viewers. Although each of the pages in a PDF document is an independent graphic objec... Read More